Details about Country holiday Cottage let 6th to 13th September break Wales Shropshire borderSee original listing
13 Jul, 2014 11:57:30 BST
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Jennies Cottage is a perfect romantic holiday hide-away, nestling in the Shropshire and Welsh Borderlands hidden up a quiet farm track surrounded by beautiful countryside only two miles from the village of Halfway House. Jennies cottage is self contained and sleeps 3 plus a fold out bed if needed.
There is ample off road parking on the gravel within the gated garden area.
The comfortable living room has a large picture window with patio doors opening onto the garden, and incorporates a dining area. You can relax in front of a colour television incorporating surround sound with the choice of DVD player, video and Sky as well as the usual terrestrial channels. For music lovers there is a CD player. Whereas the book lover will find a wide choice in the extensive library with everything from children's stories to the classic's. There are a selection of games for children whatever their age.
The compact kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and cookware. Here there is an electric cooker, a fridge with freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher. A washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the laundry room.
On this level you will also find the bathroom containing a spa bath with a shower, shaver points and WC. Upstairs where the bedrooms are built in the eaves, the main room has a four poster bed with a velux roof window perfect for star gazers, whilst the smaller room has a single divan and an extra fold away bed.
Outside are delightful aviaries and ponds with fish, a well tended mature garden with furniture and a barbeque. All around are lovely views of the countryside teeming with wildlife, many species of birds visit including lesser spotted woodpeckers. Badgers and foxes are regularly in the vicinity.
All Towels and linen included.
As noted above please be aware that vehicle access to the cottage is via an old farm track.
Jennie's Cottage is situated on the grounds and adjacent to Old Parr's Cottage
Old Parr's is a privately owned property and has been in the same family since 1950. Jennie became the owner in 1972 and has been responsible for restoring the thatched cottage of Thomas Parr (1483-1635). Jennie's love of the countryside, the wildlife and of animals in general is what has made Old Parr's into the quiet, idyllic haven that it is today.
Thomas Parr (1483 - 1635) was an Englishman who supposedly lived for 152 years!Below is a brief history -
Thomas Parr was born at The Glyn, just across the field from Old Parr's Cottage. As a lad of 17 he went into service at Rowton Castle, (now run as a private hotel). Old Parr returned to the cottage after the death of his father, John, in 1518 to take up the remaining 4 years of the lease. He lived through the reign of 10 monarchs viz: King Edward IV; King Edward V; King Richard III; King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI; Queen Mary; Queen Elizabeth I; King James and King Charles I.
The Earl of Arundel, Thomas Howard arranged for Tom Parr to be escorted to London where he was to be introduced to King Charles. It would appear that the king was somewhat abrupt on this occasion, giving little time to speaking with Thomas.
Living a rich life in London after the frugal and vegetarian living of his Shropshire home soon had an adverse effect on Old Tom's health and on 14th November 1635 he died. King Charles' own physician, Dr. William Hervey carried out a post-mortem.
Thomas Parr was buried in Westminster Abbey and the Dean (Stanley) of Westminster Abbey had Parr's inscription carefully engraved. This can still be seen today.
Local attractions/activities -
Canals: The Montgomery and the Llangollen being the nearest.
Castles: If you like castles we are within easy reach of as many as you have time to visit. The nearest being Powys Castle. Then there are Montgomery, Dolforwyn (CADW), Chirk and Shrewsbury. Throughout Shropshire and Wales there are many more castles and historic houses in the care of CADW, English Heritage and The National Trust.
Fishing: River Severn, Small Lake in Halfway House and the canals.
Gardens: Powys Castle; The Quarry, Shrewsbury; Glansevern Hall Gardens
Garden Centres: The Derwen; Charlies; Percy Throwers.
Walks: Offas Dyke
Golf: Welsh Border Golf Complex. Offers two 9 hole courses, a driving range and a licensed club house. Buggy and trolley hire.
Ironbridge: A World Heritage Site
Trains: Llanfair Narrow Gauge Railway; Severn Valley.
Museums and Monuments: Rowley's Mansion; RAF Cosford; Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle; Rodney's Pillar.
Quad Biking: Border Quad Trekking. Here there is not only quad biking but paint ball games, archery and even laser clay pigeon shooting.
Other Attractions in the Area: Shropshire Tourism or Visit Shrewsbury and Visit Wales
Please note that sadly I am unable to accept pets due to having animals of my own
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